Finally reached a big goal for me!
- 05-15-2008, 12:29 PM
Finally reached a big goal for me!
My goal was always to bench 250 pounds. I started quite a few years ago probably benching 125 or so. I was 6'1" probably 165 pounds. Now I'm 6'1" 185 pounds and the other night for the first time I got up 250 on bench 3 times! Now it may not seem like a lot to some people but it's awesome to reach a milestone that seems unreachable at first. Now I'm on my way to 300
That is all
- 05-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Good job!I will put up 405 on the incline one day..........205 x 7 is my personal best so far.I like to set my goals high!
- 05-15-2008, 09:16 PM
I know how you feel .. finally pushed 245 the other day for a PR
05-15-2008, 09:21 PM
Good job man. It's a battle against yourself, not the guy next to you.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
05-16-2008, 11:26 AM
05-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Great lift partner - **** NOW************ blow the doors off 300. You own 250. 300 is just around the corner
05-16-2008, 01:54 PM
Honestly one of the best feelings in the world.
I'm going to be breaking the 3 x BW deadlift in the next 2 months and can't wait!
05-16-2008, 09:46 PM
I would attempt a 315 max on bench, but I'm a panzy and don't want my wrists to hurt like hell for a week afterwards.
My highest is usually somewhere between 265-275 for 4-5 reps. And my wrists still hurt the rest of the day.
05-16-2008, 09:49 PM
According to a max lift chart,your max is 305,so you might not want to attempt 315 for that reason also!
05-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Congratulations. Its awesome to meet a milestone. 250x3 is when you're starting to move some pretty big weight! Just, do yourself a favor and always cherish those milestones you reach. Back when I was in the swing of things, I got to the point where I was never satisfied with anything--in hindsight, I made great progress, but I wish I enjoyed it at the time.Originally Posted by TheNinja
Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-16-2008 at 10:32 PM.
05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
05-17-2008, 10:22 AM
Yeah my wrists are one of my weakest points. I have to pop them both to relieve pressure after pushing exercises. My right radius and ulna epiphyseal plates were fractured when I was 14. My bench and deadlift are pretty badass, I can deadlift 345 for 2-3 reps, but my max squat is like 285-295. I think it's cause I have a somewhat shorter torso and long legs.
05-17-2008, 10:31 AM
Big congrats man! It always feels good to break those. My bench goal for a while was to rep 225 with ease...got it and now im looking at 315, i can hit a it for 3 but id like to be doing 10 reps for 3 sets....thatll be awhile plus i dont focus on bench much anymore.
05-17-2008, 12:51 PM
When I was training seriously, long, long ago, I was actually afraid to go for my max bench or to lift too heavy on bench b/c my wrists did very little to resist the weight from moving around once I got to like 350 or so. So, I never took my reps past that before I stopped.
Yeah, well I have a long torso and short legs and I suck at squats, too Great for deadlifts.... about 8 months before I peaked out I started them up and did them for 3 months. Got to 500lbs, but then stopped b/c they fatigued me way too much and I'm a big wuss.My bench and deadlift are pretty badass, I can deadlift 345 for 2-3 reps, but my max squat is like 285-295. I think it's cause I have a somewhat shorter torso and long legs.
Last edited by kwyckemynd00; 05-17-2008 at 02:08 PM.
05-17-2008, 02:02 PM
I used my wrist straps today for the first time and they seemed to help quite a bit.
It's a wonder you even achieved those lifts kwy!I have been busting my ass for a while and I couldn't hit those numbers.I started at 5'8" and 130lbs though.......that shows what I had to work with!
05-17-2008, 03:43 PM
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